AMERICAN   ICON

“At first glance, Freddy Birdy's art seems as benign as pop music, but a closer look and it jabs your core. Freddy uses American popular culture to comment on a larger global zeitgeist. Women and their body image, modern dating practices, a phobia for aging and the male gaze, all find a way in his seemingly harmless frame. His words are another story altogether- sarcasm, humour, truth and hope simultaneously punch you in the gut and kiss you softly. Freddy Birdy is instant attraction that lingers on forever.”

Zoya Akhtar,Filmmaker

THE WORD PAINTINGS


“Freddy Birdy's paintings mix instantly recognisable popular images with wry axioms and labels that give them a sardonic twist. Wonder Woman, Barbie, Superman and supermodels appear in vivid colour and lively poses, but we are repurposed to challenge the popular culture from which they were born as well the contexts to which they have travelled. Both a wordsmith and an artist, Freddy Birdy provokes, entertains and stimulates with this spirited body of work.”

Navina Haykel, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

THE LOVE POEMS


EVERYTHING I NEVER SAID TO YOU


“It has always seemed to me that Freddy has created an entire new genre - one where sly wit, layers of allusion and offhand comment collude with each other in a surprising way. With great economy and beauty, Freddy makes us see all over again.”

Santosh Desai, Brand Consultant & Columnist

THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS



"How do you make sedition an art form? You study Freddy Birdy's beautifully detailed work. Sure, it's a telling commentary an society. But that is a simplistic definition of a brilliant mind. Instead, think of layered subversion where you can never be sure who is the subject and what is the object[ion]."

Nonita Kalra, Editor, Harper's Bazaar India

THE NAKED HEART


“Freddy Birdy knows the power of words and images. Letters of the alphabet get magically transformed, twisted, elevated, turned around, and a message appears, as if out of nowhere. I love his work and am a proud owner too!”

Shobhaa De, Novelist

THE POSTERS